Rick Steves recommends the Churchill Arms pub and Thai Kitchens (same location at 119 Kensington Church Street) as a good place to eat in London (Rick Steves’ Great Britain, 2011). Thai food is served in a tropical hideaway in the back or in the “atmospheric” pub where traditional pub food is also available. Apparently, the pub is decorated with Churchill memorabilia as well as chamber pots. Two interesting combinations.
We did not dine here, so I cannot comment on the quality of the food, but (speaking of interesting combinations) I could not resist capturing an image of the most garish, chaotic use of flowers as decoration that I’ve ever seen. As far as advertising goes, the facade did stop me in my tracks, so I’ll give the pub that. Too bad it wasn’t mealtime?
What do you think? Do you love it or is it just too much? Would the facade entice you to go inside or just make you want to stop and stare?